Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

General Augusto Pinochet's Fascist death squads roundng up Chilean civilians on the streets of Santiago before deporting them to concentration camps immediately after the CIA-backed coup d'etat of 1973 which overthrew and killed the democratically-elected President of Chile, Salvador Allende.

from the Guardian

Uncovering Britain's secret role in protecting Chile's 1973 coup

On September the socialist government of democratically-elected Chilean president Salvador Allende was overthrown in a military coup backed by the US government. The President was killed, either by suicide (as claimed) or murdered by Pinochet's men.

Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte. Army General and dictator of Chile from 1973 until transferring power to a democratically elected president in 1990.


For a few days in October 1973, a self-styled military "delegation" toured provincial cities in northern and southern Chile, killing dozens of political opponents of General Augusto Pinochet's September coup. Many of the victims of what became known as the "Caravan of Death" had voluntarily turned themselves into the military authorities. Prisoners were taken from their cells and summarily executed, often without the knowledge or consent of the local military authorities.


Timeline of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship

Chile's centre right government has been accused of airbrushing history after it emerged that school textbooks will now refer to the brutal rule of Gen Augusto Pinochet as a "regime" instead of a dictatorship.